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Robert James Fischer vs Tigran Vartanovich Petrosian
Herceg Novi blitz (1970) (blitz), rd 6, Apr-08
French Defense: Winawer. Classical Variation (C18)  ·  1-0



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Mar-08-03  Marnoff Mirlony: 16. Qxg7 looks a bit risky. Opening the line directly to your King for Black doesn't seem worth the two pawns. Then again I don't play the French and probably don't know what I'm talking about.
Mar-08-03  Spitecheck: Look at it this way Marn, once the g-pawn is dead it can no longer threaten white's king or anything for that matter. :)
Aug-13-03  Marnoff Mirlony: That's true. I know the logic behind the move, I just think it would be a difficult move to play because it can create a world of trouble(I'm not just referring to this move in particular, but also other such games where Qxg7 is played in the French).
Aug-13-03  drukenknight: what about 18...Ng4?

12...c4 might have been better.

Feb-09-05  fgh: This is the definitive proof to Fischer's quote "Blitz kill ideas."
Feb-25-06  chessworm: Well after seeing the Fischer's notes in this game, I did not really enjoy this as there are many errors from both the masters here where they threw off the wins and draws...
Nov-10-06  anjyplayer: Fischer comments clearly indicates that it was petrosian's mistake at move 20 that cost him the game, and not the fischer's genius. His games indicates more often than not that he won coz of luck many a times.
Nov-10-06  RookFile: Out of curiousity, anjyplayer, if a player doesn't make a mistake, how is the other guy supposed to win?
Jan-12-07  AAAAron: good point RookFile! Fischer is the genius because he saw the mistake and Petrosian did not. All good players make decisions and take risks now and then, but the true genius's make the fewest mistakes and know when and how to punish their opponents mistakes. If their were no mistakes or risks taken, then EVERY chess game would end in a draw. My point is Fischer was a genius!
Feb-06-07  anjyplayer: RookFile: Out of curiousity, anjyplayer, if a player doesn't make a mistake, how is the other guy supposed to win? Mistakes are not such blunders at the highest level. Mistakes are making strategically wrong plans, thats what you expect at the highest levels.
Feb-07-07  RookFile: So, this is a tactical blitz game with mistakes on both sides. If there was a lot of strategy in this game, I'd be delighted if you could point it out.
Feb-07-07  MrJimA: this looks like one of my 2 min games. very sloppy, both players were probaly very nervous.
Feb-08-07  vesivialvy93: As previously said here, a true genius make less mistakes than others but more important than everything is that a genius never win because he is a genius but because others are reach that level of play you have to understand WHY you have won a game and where the guy you beat made mistakes , the day a chess player sit to replay his wins only to watch how great he played's over !!!
Sep-12-08  joelsontang: where can i get notes by fischer apart from his 60 memorable games???
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  maxi: Strange mistake in move 20 for Petrosian to make, considering how aggressive his Queen would have looked on the mating diagonal. Sometimes it's the easy ones you miss.
Jul-17-09  WhiteRook48: Fischer and Petrosian trading mistakes
Jul-12-10  BISHOP TAL: Mistakes, mistakes, well even slow games theres always mistakes (kasparov)this is prolly a 5 minute blitz not much time, to be thinking about your moves, These are to all time greats and whoever said it looks like my 2 minute games, nuts.
Apr-26-12  screwdriver: I didn't realize this was a blitz game until after I read the comments.

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